Whether you’re new to yoga or you’ve been practicing a while, you are ready for your next step in your yoga journey.

That might be to delve deeper into the art of sequencing, understand the philosophy and history of yoga or you may be ready to take the plunge and start teaching others.

Whatever your goals are, we are here to guide you on your journey to enable you to become adept in your practice and have the skills, knowledge and confidence to start your own school.

Become A Masterful Yoga Teacher And Take Your Practise To The Next Level…


    Learn and practice over 200 poses in this foundation course. Vikasa Yoga is loved by students for being ‘Intelligent Freestyle’ and graduates are accredited by Yoga Alliance.


    Wake up every day to one of the most photographed views in Thailand. Practice yoga perched on a cliff top overlooking the glimmering blue ocean.


    Students leave Vikasa empowered to go back to their lives with the skills, knowledge and confidence to create something amazing.


03 September – 01 October 2017FINISHED
15 April – 13 May 20182 SPOTS
26 August – 23 September 2018EARLY BIRD

By continuing, you agree to let go of your fears


Take your practice to the next level – in paradise.

Vikasa is truly a paradise location which adds an extra dimension to your yoga practice as a whole. The environment is conducive to relaxing where you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle and allow you to focus inwards on your practice and spiritual growth.

Here at Vikasa our core values are the three ways in which consciousness expands. This expansion starts with the self, it grows through our minds, bodies and energy until we are powerful motivators of connection and manifestors of change through our communities and throughout our world.

The course is structured around various techniques, vastly ranging according to the expertise of our diverse team. However, they always connect to our core values.

We believe in the power of self initiative, self love and personal evolution. The only way to truly have an impact on the world is to start with the impact of our own vibrations.

We believe in the power of community; that a small group of like minded people have the power to change the world.

And we believe that those who have a position of power have a responsibility to help those in need. We actively reach out to our community and try to improve what we see.

That is what at the heart of our teacher training program – equipping you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to connect with others and teach the benefits of yoga so that other may experience the transformative effects.

Even if teaching is not your goal, we know that you are a conscious individual with the desire to expand your practice and embrace a yoga lifestyle. Four weeks in paradise with us, will help you do just that.

Are you ready to evolve?

What You Will Learn…


    Learn and practice over 200 poses in this foundation course. You will receive an asana catalogue and complete sequences for your future reference


    Learn the geometry and fundamental rules and principles of asana to practice safely and effectively


    Hands-on approach about your body from an experienced registered physiotherapist


    Vinyasa is an integral part of hatha yoga. Learn the correct transitions between poses and the importance of it


    Learn the art of intelligent sequencing and understand the logic behind it. Get our unique cue cards and video tools to help you in the beginning


    Learn basic pranayama techniques such as kapalabhati, nadi shodhana, bhastrika and others


    Understand the science behind sequencing and never get stuck in a routine with our “intelligent freestyle” approach


    Experience Vikasa lifestyle, based on physical, mental and emotional well-being and spiritual evolution


    Vikasa method is based on the science of hatha yoga, and is rooted in ancient yogic tradition


    Various sub-styles, such as yin, dynamic, etc, are all part of haha yoga and Vikasa yoga method


    Learn about proper diet that will stimulate your yoga practice and keep your body in tune and establish conscious eating habit


    Find out what to do after the course. How to work less, earn more and have more freedom


    Get introduced to ancient texts of Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Bhagavad Gita, get understanding of basic concepts of yogic philosophy


    Get introduced to daily meditation practice for self-realisation


    Learn various relaxation techniques and how to apply them to your daily life


    Basic mental techniques to work with awareness and attention


    Learn mantras in sanskrit and practice chanting with the teacher


    Learn about the ancient purification techniques


    Get in touch with your true self and realise your true potential



07:00 – 09:15    Morning practice

09:30 – 11:30    Healthy brunch buffet

13:00 – 14:00    Group dynamics / Self-study

14:00 – 16:00    Theory / Methodology

16:00 – 18:15    Evening practice

18:30 – 20:30    Healthy dinner buffet

* This is a sample schedule and may vary from day to day. Some days additional activities may be added. Classes are on 6 days a week, one day is off.


When translated from Sanskrit, ‘VIKASA’ means EVOLUTION.

Everything in the world is constantly evolving – it is the primary function of life – and the Vikasa Method is based on this core concept of individual evolution and spiritual development. We believe yoga is a tool to facilitate our evolution and support our spiritual growth.

The Vikasa Yoga Method is an integral system of yoga based predominantly on classical Hatha yoga, with some influence from Himalayan Vinyasa and higher Taoism practices. It is the fusion of these three lineages that allows for a very effective and complete system resulting in personal evolution.

The method is based on the universal rules of yoga that ultimately allows the practitioner complete freedom from any particular routine leading to an “intelligent freestyle” of practice.

Key principles and rules of yoga are taught, allowing the teachers of Vikasa Yoga and dedicated practitioners to become free from any routines by gaining understanding, knowledge and insight into the methodology and the effects of practice.

When individuality is inspired and oneness within community is celebrated, the teachings become inclusive of infinite possibilities.


Training will be led by a team of expert teachers, each sharing their knowledge over 4 weeks.



    Kosta’s journey into yoga has taken him to the far reaches of the world, from remote Himalayan ashrams, to his initiation by a master monk in a sacred Sak-Yant ceremony in Thailand. Kosta has undergone extensive training and was certified with five different schools: Yoga 23, Sivananda Yoga, Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Andiappan Yoga and Universal Yoga and maintains close ties to many other yoga schools around the world. The vision for Vikasa Yoga was born upon realization that the deeper dimension of yoga is a spiritual journey and a conscious evolution of the individual. Seeing this as the ultimate human endeavor, he committed his life to supporting others on this path.



    Jason Milne was first introduced to yoga as a way to relieve chronic low-back pain. After experiencing the tremendous physical benefits of practicing yoga Jason immersed himself in the study and teaching of the spiritual and esoteric aspects of the science of yoga. He has been practicing yoga for fifteen years and he has been teaching yoga professionally for over ten years. With comprehensive training in various lineages, three 500 hour certifications and dedication to continued study of the subject of yoga, Jason brings his wealth of knowledge in both theory and practice of Hatha Yoga, Tantra Yoga and Yoga Therapy to this course. Jason is a registered E-RYT 500 yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance.



    The Philosophy classes during the teacher training program are taught by Ram Vakkalanka. Ram is a Sanskrit expert, Yoga philosopher, Sitar artist, Kirtan singer, keynote speaker and meditation instructor. Ram shares his deep knowledge of Sanskrit, Vedic sciences and philosophy, Nada Yoga, Kirtan and Meditation thru workshops, webinars, one-on-one sessions, lectures and talks as well as preservative media. Nine CDs and one DVD of Ram’s works have been released so far, with a book on its way. Ram travels in Canada, India, US, UK and Thailand, touching the lives of many people thru his teachings.



    The Anatomy portion of the Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training is taught by Michelle Lam. Hailing from Hong Kong, Michelle uses practical examples and an easy to understand approach. Michelle reveals the anatomy of the human body, from muscle to bone to spine and how these spinal structures can cause obstacles in asana practice. Asana modification and important precautions are discussed, specifically certain spinal dysfunctions such as prolapsed discs, spondylolisthesis, and scoliosis. Anatomy by Michelle Lam is a must-attend part of the Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training and is considered appropriate for all levels.



    Alicia was born in Spain and become a professional athlete at the age of fourteen years old. She began her yoga journey when she moved to United States to earn her Bachelor Degree at the University of Miami. Alicia first turned to Yoga to recover from a serious physical injury she acquired during her career as a professional swimmer. Through yoga she discovered how to connect and balance her mind, body and soul.
    She has been practicing and teaching around North America, Europe and Asia for more than 10 years. She is an experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) who accumulates more than 1000 hours of training under Yoga Alliance. She had been training in varies lineages and different schools in Thailand, India, Indonesia, Spain and USA; Ashtanga Vinyasa, Traditional Hatha Yoga, Akhanda Yoga, Vikasa Yoga, and Yin Yoga. Alicia is a dedicated meditator practitioner attending Vipassana Silence Meditation retreats every year and studying meditation under respected Tantra Masters and Buddhist teachers.


The Course is accredited by the Yoga Alliance, the international standard for Yoga Teachers. Teach all around the world! Get certified in Vikasa Yoga method, teach any style of hatha yoga you wish upon completion.



200 HR Yoga Alliance Approved Certification.

28 Days at the Vikasa Yoga Retreat (Koh Samui, Thailand).

Course Materials.

A special meal plan designed to maximize your training potential.

Full Access to Retreat Facilities such as WIFI, infinity pool, massage spa, chill out lounge and gym.

Airport Pickup.

Access to create your own individual yoga franchise using the Vikasa Yoga Method and Vikasa Yoga name.

 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:Take an addtional $500 off the total when applying 90 days before course begins.


+ Accomodations




    All educational classes, academic fees and learning materials such as workbooks and charts for you to keep


    A graduation ceremony and celebration with your classmates, including your RYS Vikasa Yoga certification


    Full access to Vikasa Yoga Retreat facilities such as WIFI, infinity pool, massage spa, chill out lounge and gym


    Yoga Alliance standard RYS – 200 certificate upon successful completion


    A special meal plan designed to maximize your training potential including vegetarian and Thai food options


    Access to create your own individual yoga franchise using the Vikasa Yoga Methos and Vikasa Yoga name


    Friendly airport pick-up by the Vikasa car from the Koh Samui airport. (available for any flight time)


    Ultimately you will get much more than you paid for. Safe and inspiring environment, new friends for life, unlimited love and care, beautiful memories, things money can’t buy…


Vikasa serves wholesome health-conscious meals in buffet style. Kickstart your day to an amazing brunch. A freshly squeezed juice, tea and coffee, a sunny side up or vegetable omelette, wholegrain toasts, oatmeal/ muesli with yoghurt, or chia seeds pudding, superfoods, boiled veggies with specialty in-house organic dips, vegetarian sandwiches or pancakes, and of course a variety of fresh-cut tropical fruits. Dinner includes a hot soup, typical local dishes with tofu, brown rice, two or three vegetarian dishes, fresh salad, dahl, and always one seafood dish. For dessert we serve fruits, occasional delectable mango sticky rice or other uniquely Thai savouring. Our homemade signature tea is a perfect finish to your meal. We are also serving light snacks during afternoon breaks; however many students prefer to eat out while exploring nearby beaches or famous shopping areas.


Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training takes place in Vikasa Yoga Retreat. Vikasa is the creation of yoga pioneer Konstantin Miachin, who created this unique place for personal evolution. It’s the ideal place to practice yoga, find like-minded people, eat healthy food or just chill-out in an amazing natural environment. The retreat is located in Koh Samui, Thailand. Koh Samui enjoys perfect weather almost year round and offers a culturally rich environment to further inspire you.



If you’re looking for a yoga teacher training course that not only equips you with the skills and knowledge to expand your practice, whilst giving you the confidence to follow your dreams and start a yoga school of your own, then Vikasa is the perfect place for your to get started.

We will help you to…

  • deepen your practice and explore yoga philosophies.
  • have an immersive experience where you interact with like-minded people and gain insights beyond what can be found in books.
  • find your own way of teaching yoga that is not prescriptive to any particular style.
  • understand the connections of the different areas of yoga: from asana, to pranayama to meditation.
  • have a place where you feel welcomed and nourished, where your teacher’s guide you on a path of transformation, and you have a life changing experience.
  • learn how you can use your newfound skills & practice to teach and help others in their journey’s.
  • be in a place away from the hustle and bustle of routine life, that allows you to focus solely on your growth and development whilst relaxing in an idyllic environment.

Download our Foundation Course brochure


By continuing, you agree to let go of your fears


Vikasa is located by the ocean side on the ring road between Lamai and Chaweng Noi beaches. Right next is Samui Cliff View Hotel, and opposite there’s a Muay Thai boxing school and Sky Gym. We are 20 minutes drive away from Koh Samui International airport, and 35 minutes drive from both Nathon and Lipa Noi ferry terminals.

vikasa map

Vikasa premises are sprayed against mosquitos once a week so you shouldn’t expect to be bothered by it. Just remember to close your room door during sunrise and sunset hours when the mosquitos are usually active. If anything mosquito repellants are available in any pharmacy which are many on the island.
Download all the vikasa yoga videos and classes to prepare yourself for the course: Click Here
You can get to Koh Samui international airport via .

2 direct flights from Singapore daily (Silkair and Bangkok Air)
2 direct flights from Kuala Lumpur daily (Firefly and Bangkok Air)
1 direct flight from Penang every second day (Firefly)
2 direct flights from Hong Kong daily (Bangkok Air)
at least 10 daily frights from Bangkok (Bangkok Air, and Thai Airlines)
see flights via Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Pattaya as these are often cheaper (Bangkok Air)
Alternatively there’s an option to fly cheap with AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore to Suratthani International Airport located on mainland. From where you will need to take a bus to Donsak pier, then a ferry or speedboat to Koh Samui, and finally a taxi to Vikasa.

Koh Samui climate is tropical and high in both temperature and humidity. Most people find it pleasant. The average temperature is about 30 degrees Celsius, or 86 degrees Fahrenheit. When it is getting too hot, just enter an air conditioned room and you will “recharge your batteries”. A dip in a pool can also be very refreshing. Remember to drink a lot of water so you don’t become dehydrated. You will experience “summer temperatures” here year round. On some days you might find yourself in a refreshing tropical shower for a moment. The rain showers are often short and as island’s water supplies are finite, the rain is needed and important.
Yoga mats and other supplies are available on the spot. Unless your yoga mat is really wicked with a Batman logo on it there’s no need to bring it along. We use Manduka mats at Vikasa. Daily fresh towels are also provided both in your rooms and in yoga spaces.
Let’s start with what you don’t need to bring first. There will be towels available in each room including one beach towel. We also provide with a set of shampoos and soaps that are refilled regularly. We might not have your favourite brand though! Please bring your required set of personal hygiene items but don’t worry in case you forget something. There are plenty of shops you can buy practically anything on Koh Samui. Please note that there are no hairdryers in the rooms so please bring one if necessary. A lot of comfortable clothes that is easy to wash and dry will come handy for your daily yoga practice. Otherwise you won’t actually need a lot of garment other than t-shirts and shorts, light dresses, and of course flip flops. The temperature rarely drops below 24 Celsius, or 75 Fahrenheit, even at night, so no sweaters or jackets please. Don’t forget about sunblock and bikinis!
This course is suitable for all dedicated students, aspiring yoga teachers, and current teachers seeking certification. This program is quite demanding, both emotionally and physically. Commitment, determination and good health are basic requisites. Students must be prepared to make personal sacrifices in order to achieve 100% course attendance.

Students seeking teacher certification must:
• Have a minimum of one year of yoga practice experience, any style (recommended)
• Have a passion to learn and to explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
• Be free of major injuries (please inform of minor but recurring injuries in advance)
• Be fully committed to 100% attendance
• Be able to forgot most of their personal and professional commitments during the course.

• All educational classes, academic fees and learning materials
• Full access to Vikasa Yoga Retreat facilities (infinity pool, massage spa, chill out lounge and gym)
• Friendly airport pick-up by the Vikasa car from the Koh Samui airport (available for any flight time)
• A graduation ceremony and celebration with your classmates
• Access to create your own yoga franchise using the Vikasa Yoga Method and Vikasa Yoga name
• RYS – 200 certificate upon successful completion
• A special meal plan designed to maximise your training potential
• Accommodation for the duration of training (course and meal only also possible without lodging)
• Safe environment
• New friends for life
• Unlimited love and care
Accommodation is also provided, but is charged separately at a special discounted rate for the entire duration of the course. Price varies from $700 up to $1,400 depending on room type. Click here to view available room types.
08:00 – 10:20 Asana and Pranayama practice
10:30 – 11:30 Healthy brunch buffet at Vikasa Life Café
11:30 – 13:00 Group Dynamics / Self-inquiry
15:00 – 17:00 Theory / Methodology
17:00 – 19:15 Yoga practice
07:15 – 08:15 Healthy dinner buffet at Vikasa Life Café

* this is a sample schedule, it may vary from day to day.

Standard tourist visa upon arrival is normally valid for 30 days upon arrival to Thailand without prior application for the most of passport holders. Please consult a Thai embassy representative in your home country just to double-check. To extend your visa duration you have several options:

• 30 day extension of stay. You can apply at the local Samui Immigration office for a 1 week extension. This normally takes a few hours at the office and cots 1.900 Baht.

• Overstay and pay fine at departure. You can just pay a small fee of 500 Baht / per day of overstay when you are leaving the country. This procedure is pretty straightforward, and only requires a small amount of cash on hand. There is a special counter for that in every airport as it is a very common practice, so do not worry about it at all. Just save enough and have the cash ready at airport for the amount of days you have overstayed.• Apply for 90 day visa prior your departure. If you want to be totally flexible and stay longer the best option is to apply for this type of visa in your home country before you leave. Cost and processing times vary so please check in advance and follow procedures of your local Thai embassy.

• Fly out, Fly in. Arrange a flight out of Thailand and return, you will be granted another standard visa upon arrival valid for 30 days. Please note that flights form Samui can be expensive if booked last minute so for this option check and book well in advance.

Local currency in Thailand is Thai Baht. You don’t need to bring a lot of cash with you. Banking infrastructure is well-developed on Koh Samui. There are save and reliable ATMs on very corner that accept all types of cards, VISA and Masercard preferred. You can also exchange your home currency at any bank easily.
Prices on your typical groceries including tropical fruits are most likely to be lot cheaper than back home. There are 7/11s and Family Marts that are open 24 hours on every corner in Koh Samui. Sometimes 2 or 3 on one corner! There’s also an awesome open-air shopping mall Central Festival where you can buy anything from beach clothes to electronics and cameras. It is located 15 minutes drive from Vikasa. Not to mention plenty of cute little shops along Chaweng and Lamai beaches, which are the two most busiest areas in Koh Samui just 10 minutes drive from Vikasa. Finally each Friday there’s a laid back night market in Fisherman’s Village that is an absolute must-visit.
Absolutely. Koh Samui is a safe place in general, and Vikasa in particular. This is a very popular upscale tourist destination, and also an island, so you do not need to worry about safety away from home. Vikasa will be like home, the staff are very helpful and warm, and also students become like a family.
You can easily acquire prepaid local SIM card at any 7-11 or Family mart. We recommend AIS One- Two-Call or DTAC Happy. All SIM cards are 3G ready allowing you to browse Internet at very reasonable speed and rates. Don’t forget that there’s a free WiFi throughout Vikasa resort.

Imagine waking up to this every morning…

Vikasa truly is a life transforming experience, and we want to support you in the next phase of your journey and evolution.

Whether you want to immerse yourself to expand your current practice or follow your dreams and open a school of your own, we are here to guide you and help you evolve into a masterful yoga practitioner and teacher.